Gratitude in Education

A Radical View
Author: Kerry Howells
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 946091814X
Category: Education
Page: 173
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Teachers at all levels of education will find this book practical and inspiring as they read how other educators have engaged with challenges that reveal different dimensions of gratitude, and how some have discovered its relevance in gaining greater resilience, improved relationships and increased student engagement. In the first comprehensive text ever written that is solely dedicated to the specific relevance of gratitude to the teaching and learning process, Dr Howells pioneers an approach that accounts for both dilemmas and possibilities of gratitude in the midst of teachers’ busy and stressful lives. She takes a contemporary and philosophical view of the notion of gratitude and goes beyond its conceptualisation simply from a religious or positive psychology framework. Exploring real situations with teachers, school leaders, students, parents, academics and pre-service teachers - Gratitude In Education: A Radical View examines many of the complexities encountered when gratitude is applied in a variety of secular educational environments.

Developing Gratitude in Children and Adolescents


Author: Jonathan R. H. Tudge,Lia Beatriz de Lucca Freitas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107182727
Category: Education
Page: 302
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Gratitude, a virtue, develops during childhood and adolescence. Adults can encourage its development, fostering consideration for others and strengthening connections.

Harnessing the Transformative Power of Education


Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004417311
Category: Education
Page: 328
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This edited volume shares and advances authentic possibilities for education to fulfil its promise of transforming lives. It contains specific sections on enabling success in learning; identity, well-being and learning; and collaboration and partnership.

Mainstreams, Margins and the Spaces In-between

New possibilities for education research
Author: Karen Trimmer,Ali Black,Stewart Riddle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317694600
Category: Education
Page: 282
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This book explores the complexities of investigating minorities, majorities, boundaries and borders, and the experiences of researchers who choose to work in these spaces. It engages with issues of ethics, disclosure and representation, and contends with and seeks to contribute to emerging debates around power and the positioning of researchers and participants. Chapters examine epistemologies that shape researchers’ beliefs about the forms of research that are valued in educational research and theory, and consider the importance of research that genuinely seeks to explore voice, culture, story, authenticity and identity. Resisting the backdrop of standardisation, performativity and accountability agendas pervading governments and organisations, the book attends to the stories of real people, to understand regional and rural landscapes, to examine culture and the human condition and to give voice to those at the fringes of society who remain largely neglected and unheard. Drawing largely on studies from Australia, the book provides an overview of the many types of research being engaged in, revealing the value of different kinds of research, and gaining insight into how meaning and findings are disseminated in research and educational sectors and back into the contexts where research takes place. Mainstreams, Margins and the Spaces In-between will be of key interest to early career researchers and academics internationally, as well as postgraduate students completing research methods courses in the field of education, and the wider social sciences.

Perspectives on Gratitude

An interdisciplinary approach
Author: David Carr
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317568435
Category: Education
Page: 242
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Psychologists, philosophers, theologians and educationalists have all lately explored various conceptual, moral, psychological and pedagogical dimensions of gratitude in a rapidly expanding academic and popular literature. However, while the distinguished contributors to this work hail from these distinct disciplines, they have been brought together in this volume precisely in recognition of the need for a more interdisciplinary perspective on the topic. While further developing such more familiar debates in the field as whether it is appropriate to feel grateful in circumstances in which there is no obvious benefactor, whether it is proper to feel grateful to those who have benefited one only from a sense of duty and whether it makes sense to be grateful if so doing colludes with injustice, the essays in this collection explore a wide variety of fresh conceptual, psychological and moral issues. For example, in addition to identifying some new moral paradoxes about gratitude and seeking a generally more morally discriminating approach to gratitude education, relations are explored between gratitude and humility, forgiveness and appreciation and the religious and spiritual dimensions of the concept are also given much overdue attention. By drawing together serious academic engagement with the study of gratitude and a serious attempt to undertake this within an interdisciplinary perspective, Perspectives on Gratitude will be of value to academics and graduate students in the fields of philosophy, psychology and theology, as well as other research-based disciplines.

How to Have an Attitude of Gratitude on the Night Shift


Author: Teresa Flowers,Jeanne DeFazio
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498207774
Category: Religion
Page: 36
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This simple, accessible little devotional should be taken like a medicine in daily dosages: repeat as necessary until your spirit is heartened. I was moved in my spirit and heartened in my commitment to act by contemplating these lives and these prayers. I trust you will be, too. Expect to be sobered, nourished, uplifted, and spurred to responsive action. In short, expect to be blessed and edified. --Dr. William David Spencer

Gratitude and Beyond

Five Insights for a Fulfilled Life
Author: Allan G. Hunter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1844099121
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 192
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Using near-death experiences as a springboard into an in-depth discussion of five key areas of awareness, this guide explains how to recognize and demystify these seemingly inexplicable events. Readers are shown how to properly extract the lessons of a near-death experience through reflection and cultivate five key concepts: gratitude, humility, beauty, innocence, and a sense of place in the world. By visually connecting each of these ideas together in the shape of a five-point star, the author demonstrates how these key insights are interlinked, each supporting and adding value to the others, with the open area inside representing love. Brief but eloquent, it addresses a popular and important topic without overly-sentimental or religious overtones.

Action Research in Education

A Practical Guide
Author: Sara Efrat Efron,Ruth Ravid
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 146250972X
Category: Education
Page: 268
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This accessible, pragmatic text shows educators step by step how to conduct classroom- and school-based studies to improve instructional practices. The book presents methods and strategies for implementing each stage of the action research cycle, providing balanced coverage of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods approaches. Readers learn how to: select and define a research topic; develop a literature review; choose a design; formulate data collection strategies; design and/or evaluate assessment tools; and interpret, analyze, and report study results. Helpful examples and vignettes depict a variety of real-world teaching and learning situations, school subjects, and age groups (PreK-12). Pedagogical Features *Exercises and activities in every chapter. *Checklists, guidelines, and templates that enable busy educators to self-assess the progress and quality of their studies. *Example boxes illustrating the components of an action research report. *Summary tables highlighting key aspects of different research strategies. *Chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.

Education and Civilization

The Transmission of Culture
Author: J.K. Feibleman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400935137
Category: Education
Page: 244
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It has been asserted that there is no one universal proposition with which all philosophers would agree, including this one. The pre dicament has rarely been recognized and almost never accepted, although neither has it been successfully challenged. If the claim holds true for philosophy taken by itself, how much more must it of religion, the hold for crossfield interests, such as the philosophy philosophy of science and many others. The philosophy of educa tion is a particular case in point. The topic of education itself is generally regarded as a dull af fair, a charge not entirely without substance. The blame for this usually falls on the fact that it has no inherent subject matter. The teachers of history teach history, the teachers of biology teach biology; but what do the teachers of education teach? Presumably how to teach; but this simply will not do because every topic requires its own sort of instruction.

How to Raise Kind Kids

And Get Respect, Gratitude, and a Happier Family in the Bargain
Author: Thomas Lickona
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525503730
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 336
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Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn’t stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues—like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on tonight, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life.

First Words

A Parent's Step-by-step Guide to Helping a Child with Speech and Language Delays
Author: Barbara Levine Offenbacher
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442211229
Category: Education
Page: 227
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Provides parents with information on stimulating their child's communication skills, featuring tested activities and strategies drawn from the author's own therapy sessions with children with language delays.

The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education

Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices
Author: Sean Steel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438452136
Category: Education
Page: 362
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Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous critical-analytic thinking skills, on assessment, and on accountability in education has negatively impacted the ability of schools to foster an environment in which both students and teachers might pursue wisdom. Although in recent times efforts have been made to incorporate the pursuit of wisdom into schools through Philosophy for Children (P4C) and contemplative education programming, such initiatives have missed their mark. Steel therefore recommends not more accountability in education for the purpose of ensuring global competitiveness, but rather the institutional promotion of periods of leisure or schole in the school day. Drawing upon his own experiences as a teacher who has tried to encourage students to search for wisdom, the author discusses some of the challenges and pitfalls of wisdom seeking. He also offers examples of various wisdom-seeking activities that might bear fruit in the classroom.

Birth and Education


Author: Marie Sophie Schwartz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Swedish fiction
Page: 290
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Achieving Your Doctorate in Education


Author: Hilary Burgess,Sandy Sieminski,Lore Arthur
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781847878274
Category: Education
Page: 144
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'anyone seeking doctoral status would benefit from dipping into or immersing themselves in this well written text. Clearly formatted pages with bold section headings make for quick and easy access to relevant passages where readers can watch the authors skilfully untangle the mysteries of research language such as 'theoretical framework', methodology and data analysis. I recommend Achieving Your Doctorate in Education to students and new supervisors involved in the doctoral research process' - ESCalate This book is designed to help students to achieve an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues involved in a doctorate in education, and how to link their studies with their professional experience. The chapters provide a detailed examination of all aspects of completing a doctorate in education: from research methodologies, to the analysis of data, reflection on the student's own experience, and the critical issues involved in writing a thesis. Detailed case study material is used throughout. The editors are experienced supervisors of EdD courses and have created an essential companion for all education students pursuing a doctorate. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills website for tips, quizzes and videos on study success! Read the full review as posted on the ESCalate website, the Education Subject Centre for the Higher Education Academy

Research Methods in Education


Author: Louis Cohen,Lawrence Manion,Keith Morrison
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134204299
Category: Education
Page: 656
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This fully updated sixth edition of the international bestseller Research Methods in Education covers the whole range of methods currently employed by educational research at all stages. It is divided into five main parts: the context of educational research; planning educational research; styles of educational research; strategies for data collection and researching; and data analysis. The book also contains references to a comprehensive dedicated website of accompanying materials. The sixth edition includes new material on: complexity theory, ethics, sampling and sensitive educational research experimental research, questionnaire design and administration with practical guidance qualitative and quantitative data analysis, with practical examples internet based research. Research Methods in Education is essential reading for the professional researcher and continues to be the standard text for students and lecturers in educational research. To access the dedicated website of accompanying materials, please visit: www.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415368780.

Improvements in Education ... Fourth edition


Author: Joseph LANCASTER (Founder of the Lancasterian System of Education.)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 211
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Understanding Student Rights in Schools


Author: Bryan R. Warnick
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807773018
Category: Education
Page: 209
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What rights should students expect to exercise in public schools? Should bible study meetings be allowed during free periods? Should students be allowed to wear t-shirts that exhort taking drugs or committing violent acts? Should students be required to participate in drug testing? In this concisely argued book, Bryan Warnick examines how student rights in three areasfree speech, privacy, and religious expressionhave been addressed in policy, ethics, and the law. Starting with the Tinker decision, a landmark 1969 U.S. Supreme Court ruling which declared that students in public schools had constitutional rights that must be understood in light of special characteristics of the school environment, Warnick develops an education criterion that schools can use when facing difficult questions of student rights. Both probing and practical, Warnick explains how student rights can be properly understood and protected.

Improvements in Education, as it Respects the Industrious Classes of the Community

Containing Among Other Important Particulars, an Account of the Institution for the Education of One Thousand Poor Children, Borough Road, Southwark; and of the New System of Education on which it is Conducted
Author: Joseph Lancaster
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Labor
Page: 168
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Teacher Leadership and Behaviour Management


Author: Bill Rogers
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847876935
Category: Education
Page: 160
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In framing this book, Bill Rogers discusses `what changes' and `what stays the same' in teacher leadership and behaviour. Original chapters from well-known writers and practitioners set out current approaches in behaviour leadership, in terms of practical concerns about behaviour management and discipline. The emphasis on teacher leadership is intentional, as the authors believe that the kind of teacher leadership in a school significantly affects the effectiveness and humanity of discipline and management. All the contributors have a teaching background and all are directly involved with schools, in research and consultancy. Bill Rogers works in classrooms with teachers, as a coach/mentor. Each chapter demonstrates a commitment to support classroom teachers with practical action research in areas such as: - Teacher leadership - Effective teaching - Colleague support - Discipline and behaviour management - Working with students who show emotional-behavioural disorders. This book will be useful to teachers and other education professionals interested in behaviour management, discipline and colleague support issues.

Annual Report of the American College and Education Society


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: N.A
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List of members in each volume.